What is the 'Pupil Premium'?
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011. The grant is additional funding for schools to support children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These children include pupils who are looked after by the Local Authority, are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and are the children of armed service personnel. Schools decide how the Pupil Premium should be spent to support the children who receive it. The funding is allocated by calculating the number of children who are looked after (in care for more than six months) and the numbers registered for free school meals over the last six years.
What are the aims of the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium aims to raise the attainment and aspirations of disadvantaged pupils.
The specific purpose of the Pupil Premium is to improve the life chances of the most disadvantaged. Therefore the Pupil Premium will be used directly for their benefit:
- Providing a coherent curriculum and engaging pupils in their learning.
- Helping pupils to articulate and manage their emotions.
- Raising pupils’ self esteem and confidence.
- Broadening pupils’ horizons by providing a wide range of stimulating activities.
- Providing support at transition points.
- Recruiting, developing and retaining staff with empathy for the pupils and their backgrounds.
- Promoting and valuing partnerships with parents/carers and the local community.
- The Pupil Premium Programme focuses on improving outcomes in English and Maths and in teaching and learning practices for all children eligible for Free School Meals by rigorous tracking of pupils’ progress in English and Maths – with proven interventions when pupils fall behind.
More information about the Pupil Premium is available here: Pupil Premium Government Guidance
More information of about Oak Hill's previous and intended spending of Pupil Premium funds can be found in the reports below.